Thursday, April 16, 2015
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
In this one-day graduate student symposium, Brown and Brazilian graduate students will present their work on Brazil and the environment.
Leah K. VanWey, Associate Professor of Sociology and Environment & Society, Senior Deputy Director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
9:30-10:45 “Management Systems in Brazil’s Rainforests”
Chair: Stephen Porder
Liliana Harrington, Brown University, “REDD+ In Brazil”
Lovinia Reynolds, Brown University, “Terra Preta Soils in the Amazon”
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 “Socioenvironmental Developments”
Chair: Geri Augusto, Brown University
Paula Dias, Brown University “Fighting for Environmental Education from the Inside: Bureaucratic Activism and Resistance in Brazil’s IBAMA”
Heather Randell, Brown University, “Structure and Agency in Development-induced Forced Migration: The Case of Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam”
Daniel McDonald, Brown University, “A Cidade de Minas: Urban Environments and the Creation of Belo Horizonte, 1889-1897”
1:30-3:00 “Evolving Forest and Agricultural Frontiers”
Chair: Leah K. VanWey, Brown University
Stephanie Spera, Brown University, “Large-scale Mechanized Agriculture across the Brazilian Cerrado between 2001-2013”
Heitor Pellegrina, Brown University, “Agricultural Trade and Deforestation in the Tropics: Evidence from Brazil”
Diego Herrera García, Duke University, “Impacts of Brazilian Amazon Protected Areas on Human Migration and Road Investments: Exploring Critical Mechanisms for Spatial Spillovers from Forest Conservation”
4:00-6:00 Screening of Lixo Extraordinário (The Wasteland, 2010), 100 minutes.